Life

Paul’s testimony: A sincere sinner meets the Savior

There is something powerful about personal testimony. It has been well said that a man with an argument is at the mercy of a man with a testimony. The testimony of Saul of Tarsus, later known as the apostle Paul, stands out as one of the greatest testimonies of the grace of God. This hardened […]

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Shine a light

The publisher, Grif Blackstone, asked me what I was going to write about this month, and then he realized it was November. “Oh, I suppose you’re taking your freebie month to write your Thanksgiving list,” he joked. He was half right. I did plan to write my annual Thanksgiving list, but his insinuation that it’s […]

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Traditional memories

                We are heading into a season of great opportunity.                 For some families, Thanksgiving and Christmas help define who they are. For others, these holidays are little more than eating and an expense.               […]

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Did you remember to say thank you?

                Years ago, I sat with a group of ladies listening to one woman loudly carrying on about her miserable life.                 Chief among her list of complaints – her nails were worse than anyone else’s. They were too short. Too […]

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All work and no play …

I know that may be an odd comparison, but I think many will agree that there is always so much to do, not enough time – and so many obstacles.               With Thanksgiving just passed and Christmas and New Year’s approaching, I’m sure a lot of people will be […]

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Teachable moments at Christmastime

This is the time of year to decide you’re never going through this again!                 Decide ahead of time that you are not going to encourage materialism with your children this year. Next Christmas you will no longer support the lie that it feels better to get than […]

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THE KEY: Generosity

                In light of recent economic turmoil, everyone is interested in learning how to achieve financial freedom. How nice it would be to get off the emotional rollercoaster ride of the stock market’s ups and downs! To be free of watching your nest egg grow and contract with […]

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God’s love in times of trouble

The Bible exhorts us to meditate on the goodness of God during times of trouble. Knowing that God is with us and that He can work mightily can make the difference between going on or giving up. In Psalm 107 we discover that God is gracious and compassionate in every circumstance we are in.   […]

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The mystery of an empty manger

                Christmas without Christ – unfortunately that’s a holiday the world would really celebrate.                 I remember as a little boy asking my dad what those signs meant that read: “X-MAS!”                 He told […]

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Debt free is the new rich

I have a client named Johnny Filamini. His name ends in a vowel, so you know he’s a good guy. Mr. Filamini said something profound during our last meeting. “Debt free is the new rich,” he said. We were talking about his situation and the back surgery that rocked his world. Because he couldn’t work, […]

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